Desmond, Barry

Wednesday, 21 June 1978

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 307 No. 10

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Ceisteanna—Questions . Oral Answers . - In-Calf Heifers .

: On a point of order——More Button

: On a point of order, the Ceann Comhairle wrote to me on 21 June disallowing questions which I had addressed to the Minister as to the basis of certain calculations in the recently published Green Pa...More Button

: I assure the Ceann Comhairle that he said——More Button

: On a point of order——More Button

: In view of the fact that the questions I put down were of an entirely statistical nature could the Ceann Comhairle give the precedents for ruling them out of order in view of the fact that there are...More Button

: I had no other means.More Button

: I certainly will.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions . Oral Answers . - Cork City Unemployed .

: On a point of order—— (Interruptions.)More Button

: I wish to second that motion. I ask for a statement to the House, on the precedent which none of us has seen probably for the past eight years—I have never seen it as long as I have been here. I wo...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions . Oral Answers . - Green Paper Discussions .

: I have no wish to be contentious. Enough bad example has been given already to the children in the Gallery——More Button

: ——but, as the Deputy concerned, can you assure me that before the House adjourns you will indicate the precedents you used for ruling the questions out of order? If you are not prepared to give suc...More Button

Private Members' Business . - Statement by Ceann Comhairle .

: May I, as one whose questions were directly involved make a comment? In view of the generous nature of your reply, and the assurances you have received from the House in relation to the nature of t...More Button

: Mine are statistical.More Button

Private Members' Business . - State Guarantees Act, 1954: Draft Order .

: The Minister's statement is rather grim. The prospects for the mines could not be described as being encouraging in any way. The net effect of what the Minister is proposing is that in a relativel...More Button

Private Members' Business . - Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland (Acceptance of Trusteeship) Bill, 1978: Second and Subsequent Stages .

: I welcome this Bill. I should like to ask how much land adjoins the castle. I notice that the land and the farm buildings are rented by the National Stud Company. Mr. Garfield Weston has set a goo...More Button

: Since I do not know the castle, I hesitate to indicate precisely what the premises should be used for. I hope that in his Estimate speeches in the future, the Minister will be able to report progre...More Button

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